North West Heritage Skills Hub

CSCS Heritage Skills Card

Skilled enough to work on heritage buildings?

Prove it with a CSCS card! 

Over a million people working in the construction industry are holders of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or other affiliated cards. These are demanded as proof of competence by industry organisations, employers, clients and Government. The CSCS Heritage Skills Card helps craftspeople who work on heritage buildings prove that they are competent to do their job and have health and safety awareness.

What will it mean for me?

- It increases opportunities for companies and sole traders to win contracts for work on historic (pre-1919) buildings

- It is an easy way to prove your competance and evidence of specialist skills

- Employers can demonstrate that they have a competant and safe workforce

Having a qualified and carded workforce is more important than ever. English Heritage has endorsed the Heritage Skills NVQ Level 3 and CSCS Heritage Skills Card, demanding that all craftspeople undertaking conservation, repair, maintenance and restoration on their 400+ properties and sites possess a card.

How do I get one?

CSCS is working with the NHTG on the validation process and endorsement will be granted by three possible routes:

  1. Managed Industry Accreditation: Practitioners supply evidence of their relevant work experience supported by their employer’s endorsement that they continue to carry out this kind of work to a high standard.
  2. Approved Apprenticeship and Conservation Qualification: Demonstrating achievement of a recognised craft qualification and a recognised conservation qualification.
  3. Heritage Skills NVQ: Achievement of the Heritage Skills NVQ Level 3

To apply for a CSCS Heritage Skills card, you can download an application form from the CSCS website.

or for further information, please contact our office on 0161 295 5076 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 0161 295 5076 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or by emailing